Tourist tail-off in Estonia

  • 2007-07-30
  • By Mike Collier
TALLINN - The number of tourists visiting Estonia dipped by 26,000 in 2006, according to official government statistics.

In 2006 1.4 million foreign tourists were recorded staying in accommodation in Estonia, a reduced number despite a considerably expanded stock of rooms available.

The main reason for the decrease in the total number of foreign tourists given by Statistics Estonia was a decrease in the number of Finnish tourists. The number of Finns visiting decreased by 6 percent, recording the first drop in more than 10 years.